Many people ask me about my fitness routine and diet. The truth is, I really don’t have a routine at all. With four kids at home during the summer, my workout is keeping up with their high energy and high impact youthfulness. I call my fitness more organic than routine.
Here I’m showing a recent trip to our favorite park. Getting the kids’ shoes on and them out the door is my typical warm up. My fashion minded self always slaps on some lipstick too before grabbing my keys. However, this park day had a new focus for me. I grabbed a jump rope and resistance bands with the intention of getting a workout in while the kids played on the playground. Well, I did get some jump roping in, but the kids were more interested in what I was doing rather than playing on the equipment. In the end we all worked out together; they burned energy while I burned calories. I’d say that’s a win-win.
Here are some benefits to jump rope:
Great for cognitive and physical health
A jump rope fits in my purse.
It’s something you get better at with practice
The kids totally want to participate too
Recommendations before jump roping:
Go to the bathroom before you get started
Wear this type of sports bra
Here is a great jump rope
Here are some benefits to resistance bands:
Builds strength and tones muscle
Variations of movement = full body workout
They also fit in your purse
They may be used as a slingshot
Here is a link to some resistance bands
Here’s what I’m wearing NOKAOI
I hope our video inspires you to dream up opportunities for an organic workout with the family. Life with kids is a discipline of endurance. Take advantage of their youthful energy and get yourself fit.